Gloaming Picnic & Art Auction set for May 21

Join supporters of the Old Clarkesville Cemetery on May 21 for what promises to be a memorable evening to raise funds for the preservation and restoration of the historic landmark.
Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. is hosting the Gloaming Picnic & Art Auction at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery starting at 5 p.m., with several highlights built into the evening’s itinerary.
HCCP, Inc. is also pleased to announce Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens will be the presenting sponsor for this event.
“We are delighted to once again partner with Brent Tolbert and Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens to underwrite this event,” said E. Lane Gresham, chair of HCCP, Inc. “Because of this generous support, all proceeds from ticket sales and the art auction will go toward our ongoing restoration and preservation work.”
Sweet Breads of Demorest will provide a picnic supper and dessert. The ticket price also includes two beer and/or wine tickets.
Also planned is a live auction to showcase local artwork created with the cemetery as inspiration through a variety of mediums. Several local artists will be staged in the cemetery working pleinair-style with other creative expressions completed in advance and on display.
The event’s title, Gloaming Picnic, is a nod to Jarvis Van Buren and his wife Eliza, who are buried in the cemetery. The couple built the historic Gloaming Cottage, located near the cemetery.
Jarvis Van Buren was an architect/builder and horticulturist who migrated from New York to Habersham County in 1838. He is credited with designing and building several historic homes and buildings in the area.
The event will also feature a performance by the local musicians. Ample parking is available at Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Wilson and Green streets just around the corner from the cemetery. Ticket prices are $100 per person, on sale in advance after April 15.
To purchase tickets, click on the link below.

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